Event details


Date and time

  • Saturday 13 August, 2pm-3:30pm

Event type

  • Symposium

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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A National Science Week Event: Microscopy | Public Symposium

Saturday 13 August, 2pm-3:30pm


Join us for a free public symposium to explore the art and science of modern imaging techniques, the stunning images they can produce and the spectacular insights into the macro and microscopic world that they can reveal. The symposium will feature the internationally renowned photographic artist, Martine Perret, alongside Dr Jeremy Shaw, a senior researcher from the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, UWA, chaired by Oron Catts of SymbioticA.

The panel will explore the different ways in which the glass lens has expanded human’s ability to perceive the world around them within different contexts and knowledge systems, such as art, science, indigenous and western ways of thinking and seeing the world. The event will be followed by light refreshments.


Martine Perret is an internationally awarded photographic artist who was born in France, and now lives and works from her base in Margaret River. She is known for her portrayal of the Western Australian landscape, often employing aerial captures and portraiture to tell important stories of our times.

Dr Jeremy Shaw is a Senior Research Officer and XRM Platform Leader in the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, (CMCA).

Oron Catts is Director, SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at UWA.

Campus Partnership & NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery with SymbioticA


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.


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